This work details the method of obtaining time-integrated images of laser–plasma x-ray emission using charge-injection devices (CIDs), as has been demonstrated on the University of Rochester’s 60-beam UV OMEGA laser facility [T. R. Boehly et al., Opt. Commun. 133, 495 (1997)]. The CID has an architecture similar to a charge-coupled device. The differences make them more resistant to radiation damage and, therefore, more appropriate for some application in laser–plasma x-ray imaging. CID-recorded images have been obtained with x-ray pinhole cameras, x-ray microscopes, x-ray spectrometers, and monochromatic x-ray imaging systems. Simultaneous images obtained on these systems with calibrated x-ray film have enabled determination of the absolute detection efficiency of the CIDs in the energy range from 2 to 8 keV.

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© 2001 American Institute of Physics

The authors acknowledge the support of the OMEGA laser operations group, and the staff at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics of the University of Rochester. This work was supported by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Inertial Confinement Fusion under Cooperative Agreement No. DE-FC03-92SF19460, the University of Rochester, and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority. The support of DOE does not constitute an endorsement by DOE of the views expressed in this article.ISSN:0034-6748

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